Webinar Alert: 2021 Profile of Arts Incubators – A Growing Phenomena in the Universe of Cultural Organizations

What is an “Arts Incubator” and what does one do? Join us on December 8 at 1pm ET for an exciting presentation featuring Dr. Stan Renard, the director of The Arts Incubation Research (AIR) Lab, at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The AIR Lab is funded, in part, by a NEA Research Lab award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Renard will present findings from a national survey of programs designed to provide business and entrepreneurial support for artists. The survey was fielded by AIR Lab and Americans for the Arts in fall 2021 and contains information about the participating art incubators’ programs, financials, and operating procedures. It also focused on the program delivery implications in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as broader issues of access and equity. The AIR Lab is an example of a project funded through the NEA Research Awards programs resulting in data usable by secondary analysts.

This webinar is free and open to the public. The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants and added to the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

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Dr. Stan Renard

Dr. Stan Renard is Associate Dean and Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Arts Management and Entrepreneurship programs in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Renard is also the Director of the Arts Incubation Research Lab (AIR Lab), a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab. The lab’s research team studies the intersection of the arts, entrepreneurship, and innovation at its incubation stage with a research agenda that seeks to understand the economic potential of artists as non-conventional entrepreneurs and the impact of the digital divide upon arts-based entrepreneurs.

In addition, Dr. Renard is a touring and recording artist, the founder and arranger of the Grammy-nominated Bohemian Quartet, and the Executive Director of the Monteux School & Music Festival in Hancock, ME. Renard holds a doctorate in musical arts (DMA) from the University of Connecticut as well as a doctorate in international business (DBA) from Southern New Hampshire University. Previously held collegiate appointments include the University of Texas at San Antonio; Colby College; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the University of Connecticut, Storrs; Providence College; Eastern Connecticut State University; Southern New Hampshire University; and the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Renard is a member of the Yamaha Master Educator Collective, Music Business & Entrepreneurship Group.

About NEA Research Awards Programs: The NEA offers two research funding opportunities that permit researchers to engage with the NEA’s five-year research agenda: Research Grants in the Arts program and the Research Labs grant program. Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. NEA Research Labs funds transdisciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. More details on NEA funding opportunities, including application guidelines, application submission deadlines, and award amounts can be found at https://www.arts.gov/grants.



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Nov 10, 2022

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